The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 13, 1949
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DECEMBER 18, IMf THE NATION TODAY— Data on Incomes to Be Gathered By Census Takers From Every Fifth Person Interviewed in U.S. BLrTHEVTLLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Apri 1 By James Marlow CC - ' 2 ' m " ThC « 0 ™"""«". *'»ch l«« been eWry 10 years slnce 17fl0 ' sta ^ the 1950 census eonslls - lakers l slart on all Amer- this. " " umbor of qucsuons - Of every ' mh per5U » can ii, ' or™ i0 n 1 $ '°° " jailed < or 60 da >' s ' » b °">- *» giving raise In- ormat.on, you can be J(lllcd for on(J Jl( , ai . or fjncd ? » H nsus B "reau officials say,*- _ ' « l ' rea , 11 ™»»ot reveal Informa- ' -- ' - t*.-in u * -"..iiui- i cvuiii 11not Jim- ilfent V °" lo any ntllcr sovern- Tiit/,. a| i ehe5 '' sllcl > as the FBI or the '',,,'. Re vemiB Bureou which collects income taxes. This same question about income was asked in the 1940 census. Then. 11 your Income was over 55,000 you could say simply "over $5.000" and sive no exact amount. If it was uti- <ici 55.000. you were expected to say Precisely how much. J 11 "SO, If you Income is over 510,000, you can say "over $10.000" out if if s i CSS| y ou Ye expected to *""')' exactly how much. In 1940, if you didn't wish to give >'our personal income figure to the census taker—perhaps because you "ared he'd tell the neighbors—he Crowded you with a printed form and stamped envelope. In that way you could send the information directly to the bureau. About ISu.000,000 people were Involved in the 1940 census. Only about 115.000 mailed in their income information, cnn people answer by mail in i9so if they don , t w . mt to tell the census-taker? GOP Congressmen Protest Census Bureau officials say: they hadn't planned on it, because such a comparatively small number wanted to answer by moil In Iflio and printing the forms and envelopes is expensive. But They said last night that, because of the storm kicked up about the income question by Republican congressmen, they'll prnbobly provide for mail answers in 1950 •Yesterday 23 Republicans blasled <J« Census Bureau, They said the Iruman administration "Is perpetrating an outrageous discrimination against small-income people in the 1950 census." One of them. Rep Clarence Brown of Ohio. lias demanded of Philip Hauser, acting director of the bureau, where lie Bets "legal authority" for the in- come quesllon. So far Hauser has not answered mm. I could not reach Hauser last night. But I did talk to a number of Census Bureau officials. This !s their explanation: Q. Where does the Census Bureau get the right to ask the questions? A. In 1929 the Republican Con- B'-css, under President Herbert Hoover, passed a census law. While it did not specifically say census takers should ask such a question about Income, it said: "The number, form and subdivisions of the Inquiries used to lake Hie census shall be determined by the director of the census, with the apnroval of the secretary of commerce." Hauser decided the question should be asked. Business Groups Waul Answers Q. Oid Hauser decide that all by himself, on his own? A. No. This question about income was asked in 1Q40 before Hauser was in his present position. 11 is being asked again now, say the officials, because income Information Is important in a number of ways: For a knowledge of the American economy; so businessmen can learn where their best, markets lie; and so on. The bureau was asked to ask it by a number of business groups which include the National Industrial Conference Board, the National Association of Motor Bus Operators, the U.S. Savings and Loan League, the Institute of Life Insurance. Q. Why was the question about income first asked In 1840? A. It wasn't. That was just one kind of question about income Questions alioul it—for example, on property value, mortgages, and others—have been asked in every census for 100 years, or since 1850 And. the officials, say, questions "LINDY" HONORED-Charles A. Lindbergh, above, the famed "Lone Eagle,", will receive the 1949 Wright brothers memorial trophy lor outstanding public service in aviation over the pasl 22 years. The award will be made at the annual Wright brothers memorial dinner In Washington, Dec. 17. Lindbergh became a national hero overnight in 1927. when he made the first non-slop solo flight across the Atlanlic. on income have been an tmporlan part of the census taken every fivt years among farmers for 30 years Q. Will the census takers be the neighbors of people they question? A. In many eases they probabl) will be. For this work, which lasts only until the census Is complete each census-taker will interview between 600 ami 1,000 people in al and average about $8 a day in pay Rookie Cop Quells Melee At Jail and Gets a Leg NOHTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 13. (AP)—For a moment mere, rookie policeman Robert Gwalney thought lie didn't know his o'.vn "I CAN EAT ANYTHING NOW! 1 So writes K. \V. WIMuKOVC of Rockdate, Tennessee, alter using DR. LONDON'S PRESCRIPTION ... the wonderful new formula foe relief of upset stomach—gas acidity . . . constipation and faulty digestion. Man) ulcer sufferers find telief from DR LONDON'S. TRY DR. LONDON'S PRESCRIPTION TODAY . . . find out for your self what so many others know alww this relief giving formula — DON"! DHLAV . . . get « botlle oi DR LONDON'S nr.w « ^ hrislmas treasures Shades to Harmonize (J Exquisite n)\OM !n StfALEEN'S jewel-type gift box of angel blue. A gift she'll love for IIB enchanting beauty.. Sizes 8—11 Proportioned Lengths Short • Medium • Long strength. When a prisoner became unruly at the city Jail, Gwathey divetl Into the melee with a vim, downing hts man with a lusty tackle. The young pojtceman came up with leg In his hand. "I thought I had broken his loo "'! »t the knee," he but H PAGE THREE ^d. He hart, n artificial limb. A railroad Diesel locomotive engine has about twice as much com- n* that In the average automobile DREIFUS Driver, In Fatal Crash, Faces Homicide Charge FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Dec. 13. f'Vj — Olnrence Martin, 20, yesterday wns charKcd »-lth ncyllgent homicide In connection with an au- tomobile accident near her* Urt ,,^'"! a '. n foo'h, 19. died ThunsuW 1 om injuries receh'ed when » e.r driven hy Martin struck a rluilly DO e near West Fork last T^day Charges were filed by Deputy Prosecutor Peter Est« Martin, who In | ree on bond x ,;i <K € "S**** .>* f **!£, \s A fit* ctffl /* *yv ,.'>' tfltAtf •aft %.•>, &k ,. H&^T? 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